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Rohingya Muslims continue to be victims of persecution

Rohingya Refugees

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I always feel sad that Rohingya Muslims continue to be victims of persecution. They have suffered a lot and for too long a time.

It is good that the International Criminal Court has approved a prosecution request to investigate crimes against humanity against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority who were systematically driven across the border to Bangladesh. More than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh since a 2017 crackdown by Myanmar’s military, which UN investigators insist was carried out with genocidal intent.

The ICC is now the second international court to look into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya, after Gambia on Monday filed a claim with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Myanmar for carrying out a genocide against the Muslim minority. The ICJ is the United Nations’ top court for disputes between states.

Gambia’s justice minister and attorney general, Abubacarr Marie Tambadou, has made it clear that he wants to “send a clear message to Myanmar and to the rest of the international community that the world must not stand by and do nothing in the face of terrible atrocities that are occurring around us. It is a shame for our generation that we do nothing while genocide is unfolding right before our own eyes.”

Anwar Saleem

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